One, if not the most recognizable names in Finnish glass design, Oiva Toikka’s boundless imagination has taken glass art to new heights. Best known for his Birds collection for iittala, he brings mouth-blown glass creations to life. Each one is hand-crafted so every piece is an original and as creator of these birds for over 35 years, his craft in glass blowing remains unmatched. A celebrity of the art world, Toikka has won a bounty of awards that include the Lunning Prize, Pro Finlandia Medal and the Kaj Franck award to name a few. A successful artist in many mediums, Toikka has also created iittala’s Kastehelmi glass dinnerware, Marimekko Bird Mugs, and a few fabric patterns such as Marimekko’s Afrikan Kuningatar cotton fabric.